Markthalle 9 in Berlin Kreuzberg

2 Aug ’10 by Marcus Community, Food, Places, Videos
Before the famous Markthalle 9 Street Food Thursday existed, the Markthalle was just a place for locals to hang out and eat a Brötchen. Marcus documented this gem before it was rebuilt into an actual market.

if i could have one travel wish for free i would like to travel back to the berlin 20´s. i would love to walk through the wilhelminian streets and feel the originality of this city. the roughness, the noise, the smells.

one place that plays with my association of these times is the old markhalle in my local kreuzberg kiez. if you are standing in there you can nearly feel the heat and the pressure of back in the days.

located just some side roads next to the touristy autobahn lanes in eisenbahnstrasse it is a spot for locals but also a place where you can see the change of this city´s face. on the hot spots one bar after another is popping up every week. just around the corner originality dies out.

places like markthalle are shaping my personal view on the city and it´s history. so i hope there will be a healthy fusion between the old and the new. maybe here you find more berlin than at all the sightseeing spots of the tourist guides.

Seven comments

  1. Beautiful. :)

  2. Tolle Bilder aus der Nachbarschaft. :) Ein paar Fakten zur Markthalle IV gibt es hier:

  3. I have the same feeling about Berlin. I wish I could time travel back to the 1920s and I keep searching for places where you can still feel how it must have been like back then, living in this city.

    P.S. Lovely blog!

  4. Ich hab Pipi in den Augen !

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  1. […] The Markthalle 9 in Kreuzberg has been empty for a couple of years now. You could find a supermarket and a drug store in it; nothing of the market spirit was left to find in the building. Last year, Marcus even shot a video of the almost empty space. […]